We are people who go.

We send people all throughout the world to spread the truth of the gospel to our neighbors and the nations.  We plan to send 1000 people on life-changing mission experiences over the next seven years. You can be one of them.

Mission Trip Interest Meetings

Interested in going on a mission trip, but not sure what your next step is? Attend one of these upcoming interest meetings for more information!

San Miguel, El Salvador

May 13-20

Interest meeting on January 29, with Sandy Shook after the 11:00 service in the Brandon campus Adult Ministry Building Room 3.

San Salvador, El Salvador

October 7-14

Interest meeting on February 5, with Bill Blount in the Missions area of the Brandon Worship Center Lobby before and after morning worship.

Interest meeting on February 5, with Brian McNamara in the Apollo Beach Lobby before and after morning worship.

Mexico City

July 29-August 5

Interest meeting on February 5, with Omar Cantu in the Missions area of the Brandon Worship Center Lobby before and after morning worship.

Interest meeting on February 12, with Omar Cantu in the Apollo Beach Lobby before and after morning worship.

Where the mission dollars go.

GIVING PERCENTAGES

Lottie Moon Offering 46%
Partnerships 22.1%
Acts 1:8 Ministries 16%
Annie Armstrong Offering 6.4%
Church Plant Support 5%
Global Hunger Relief 3%
Special Projects 1.5%

When you give to Bell Shoals, you support gospel work across the globe through these initiatives.

Lottie Moon

The Southern Baptist Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes directly to international missionaries across the globe through the work of the International Mission Board. Those who are supported receive 100 percent of the funds raised. Over 22,740 new churches have been started thanks to the generosity of those who gave.

Partnerships

Bell Shoals partners financially with twenty-five faith-based missions organizations and missionaries who raise their own support. Through these ministries, you help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people in the greater Tampa area and beyond.

Acts 1:8

Not only does your giving assist ministries outside of our church, it also supports our own actively engaged members. We provide financial aid to those from Bell Shoals who are going on mission locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Annie Armstrong

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports mission efforts right here in North America through the ministry of the North American Mission Board. One hundred percent of the gifts received are used to train, equip, and send out thousands of missionaries across the United States and Canada.

 

church plants

In addition to aiding church planting efforts through the North American Mission Board, Bell Shoals also directly supports one church plant through your giving.

Global Hunger Relief

Global Hunger Relief is a ministry of Southern Baptists and supports gospel-centered hunger projects during times of famine or natural disasters. This ministry also focuses on long-term, sustainable solutions to end chronic hunger, such as job skills training, livestock and seed distribution, clean water, medical care and more.

Special Projects

Your giving throughout the year allows Bell Shoals to take on additional special projects such as Feeding the Frontlines, supporting teachers in five local schools, and blessing missionary families. We thank you for being a giving church that makes these opportunities possible.

Bell Shoals Church supports missionaries and church planters through the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board. This support comes through your generous giving to Bell Shoals including Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong, and the Cooperative Program.

Mission Partners

LOCAL

FOREVER HOME FOUNDATION

Forever Home Foundation is a resource for faith-led families looking for guidance and financial assistance in their adoption process. They exist to bring Christ into the center of family growth, not only for faith-based families, but all families.

CHOICES CLINICS

Choices offers free and confidential services (pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and referrals) to women who are pregnant and seeking an alternative to abortion.

HOPE FOR HER

Hope for Her offers a safe place where women experiencing crisis and trauma can find the strength, skills, and support they need to rebuild their lives.

LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES

Lighthouse Ministries assists low-income and at-risk families in West Central Florida through residential programs, feeding and sheltering the homeless, and outreach centers.

MANNA ON WHEELS

Manna on Wheels focuses on feeding the hungry and sharing the message of Jesus Christ. They partner with other ministries to provide hot meals for the homeless and food boxes for families in need.

COMMUNITY ISSUES COUNCIL

Terry works with local pastors and churches to develop and promote strategies in order to protect biblical values in today’s culture.

FRIENDS OF INTERNATIONALS

Friends of Internationals assists international students who live on or near the campus of the University of South Florida by building relationships and helping to meet physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

National

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

JC and Rachel Masick serve with YWAM and are stationed nationally in Boston, MA. YWAM is a group of ministries that covers every sphere of society, including ship-based medical care, performing arts teams, Bible training programs, business coaching, sports ministries, anti-trafficking work, and more all over the world.

WORKPLACE PARACLETES

Workplace Paracletes, offers spiritual support to individuals who have a desire to learn how to share their spiritual values in non-threatening ways. They also minister to prisoners and those suffering from addictions.

ONE MORE CHILD

One More Child’s mission is to provide Christ-centered services to vulnerable children and struggling families. Their vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives, and to impact the life of One More Child.

International

GOOD NEWS IN ACTION

Good News in Action seeks to glorify God and expand his kingdom in Latin America through evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and leadership training. Their vision is to establish fifty churches by 2025.

MAVUNO MINISTRIES

Mavuno Ministries provides a loving and safe environment for the women and children of Tororo, Uganda, focusing on free education, weekly Bible studies, and life-skills training.

FACE OF JUSTICE MINISTRIES

Face of Justice seeks to defend, shelter, empower, and love survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation as well as the men, women, and children working in prostitution in Costa Rica.

NORTH AFRICA CONNECTION

The mission of the North Africa Connection is to engage in evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and biblical education in restricted areas of North Africa. They utilize outreach projects such as medical/dental clinics, sports, backpacks/school supplies, business and educational events.

RTS MISSIONS

RTS (Reaching, Teaching, and Sending) Missions serves the Dominican Republic through three areas of focus: Christ-centered education, spiritual development, and physical and emotional needs. They work with schools, start youth groups, and work with young adults.

PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT WORLDWIDE

PIDW forms relationships in order to share the Gospel inside a closed country, specifically focusing on key professional leaders. These relationships open the door to work with the youth of the country.

PIONEERS

Ron and Debbie focus on areas of evangelism and discipleship in Colombia. As they develop and train new believers, they mobilize them to share the gospel in their communities, their country, and abroad. They also provide food to the needy through their Open Hands Ministry.

OVERLAND MISSIONS

Caitlyn serves with Overland Missions whose focus is reaching the unreached.  She currently serves in Zambia teaching nationals a conservation farming technique. This teaching helps people get out of spiritual and physical poverty.

SELAMTA FAMILY PROJECT

The Selamta Family Project believes that every child deserves a family. They have been recreating and empowering families for over 15 years. Meeting basic needs is not enough. They focus on an individual’s wholeness wrapping them in education, health, psychosocial and spiritual support, so they can experience hope and healing.

PIONEERS

Nathan and Kristin serve in Southeast Asia where Nathan teaches students, leads classes in apologetics, and preaches. They also disciple students in their home.

GREATER EUROPE MISSION

Our mission is to reach Yorkshire by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s church by working with the young people in churches, schools, and community. We focus on one-to-one mentorship, small group Bible studies, and youth clubs.

THIRD WAVE OUTREACH

Third Wave Outreach is committed to reaching the 100 unreached ethnic groups in Brazil that have not yet heard the message of Christ. They do this by equipping and training volunteers to work alongside the indigenous communities.

PIONEERS

Paul and Marianne work with local refugees assisting with their immediate, basic needs. We initiated English language classes, homework helpers, and assistance with immigration and legal paperwork. This includes assisting their families still in their homeland. All while building community and sharing the Gospel.

CONNECT GLOBAL

Connect Global mentors churches and mobilizes missionaries to reach unreached people groups. They maintain these missionary partnerships through projects that aid in long-term strategy and vision.

ALPHA INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

AIM’s mission is to empower local pastors and leaders with the resources they need to meet the physical and spiritual needs of their community – particularly in persecuted areas.

Church Planting

Revive City Church

Cincinnati, OH
Pastor Kirk Kirkland

The Kirklands moved to Cincinnati in December of 2012 to plant Revive City. Along with pastoring, Kirk ministers as a sports chaplain and church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board. Pastor Kirk is passionate about church planting, multi-ethnic ministry, and discipleship in urban communities. Kirk and Karen have four children: Kerigan, Kolbie, Kingston, and Klaire.

Citywalk Church

Yuba City, CA
Pastor Chris Finchum

In January of 2019, Citywalk Church was launched. Their desire is to walk alongside others as they grow in their relationship with Jesus and serve their community with immeasurable love and ridiculous generosity. They desire to be welcoming to all people, no matter their background. They want to be a movement on mission in their city, to amplify the name of Jesus and to lead people to experience the love and grace he offers – not because they’re perfect, but because they have experienced this love and grace and have been deeply changed.